Family | Posted by Jannie on 18 March 2009 @ 11:18 AM 53 Comments
After May 10th there are gonna be some major changes around Funstertown!
I’ll finally organize ALL my old pictures, pre-digital camera and put up a Fabulous Pictorial Post about my penpals I visited in Europe in 1999. I’ve been writing back and forth since 1994 — yes, snailmail letters, with seven gals around my age. And two more in Brisbane, Australia. But I owe them All letters now ’cause I’ve turned my fancy to this blogging thang. (Any pals reading this – please forgive me yet again – I promise I’ll write soon. I really will. This blog post will be my witness and my readers will hopefully hold me accountable. xo)
After May 10th I’ll scan some photos of Younger Jannie too. I was a baby once! Hey, I’ll put up a photo I did scan for my old blog a while back. That was me at 6 and my brother Patrick at 5. Sadly, Pat was killed in a car crash when he was 16. Heart-breaking, yes, but what can you do? Life and love go on. I also had a sister die when she was hit by a car in front of our home. She was 6 and I was 12 at the time. Her name was Louanne.
Long deep breath.
Another deep breath.
After May 10th Kelly’s rooom will be completely redecorated and rearranged. It’s gotten so overloaded with things that need to be culled through. eBay, here we come.
I’ll file papers.
I’ll plant flowers.
I’ll start that vegetable garden.
I’ll pick up a hammer and saw, or at least a paintbrush and vacuum cleaner. (Reminds me of that joke my landlord likes to tell… You hear about the blind carpenter? He picked up his hammer and saw!)
After May 10th will be a general Spring Clean for this May Queen. (As I mentioned in a recent comment to The Wonderful & Wise Blogger Talon, I used to think that Led Zeplin lyric was “a sprinkling” for the May Queen.)
What I’m trying to say is….. I’ve been so fixated on that date and preparation for my big-little CD release show that I haven’t really looked beyond it or imagined the possibility of life after May 10th, 2009. And I’m not so sure if that’s healthy or not. It’s not really that I’m out of balance, but I am putting a ton of things on hold. You know what I mean? Do you ever get like that?